We started as an education company; we grew from there.
Sunrise started with a simple mission to expand experiential education to Chinese students. Focusing on the lack of extracurricular options, Sunrise established two of the largest competitive academic leagues in China: The National High School Debate League of China (NHSDLC) and The Chinese Youth Business League (CYBL).
We also offer Horizon Academic, a research program with a competitive admissions process where selected high school students create a research project under the tutelage of professors from top US colleges and universities.
The China Youth Business League (CYBL)
The China Youth Business League (CYBL) is a competitive league that blends the complex decision science of corporate management and the creative analysis necessary for entrepreneurship. CYBL hosts case analysis competitions and business seminars on the regional and national levels in Asia.
CYBL and The Wharton China Business Society (WCBS) hosts an annual Youth MBA summit in Beijing, China. The summit integrates different business activities and events into a holistic Youth MBA Program, intended to equip students with the skills necessary to succeed in a business environment.
The National High School Debate League of China (NHSDLC)
The National High School Debate League of China (NHSDLC) is the largest foreign language debate league in the world. It is dedicated to promoting critical thinking, creativity, self-expression, and awareness of key social and political issues in Mainland China by hosting debate competitions and trainings across the country.
The NHSDLC organizes over 75 tournaments across different Chinese provinces, with an effort to reach out to areas that traditionally have not had much international exposure. Moreover, more than 15,000 students compete in NHSDLC tournaments annually. These tournaments can vary in size from around 150 students in smaller provinces, to over 300 students in larger provinces.
Association for Global Debate
The Association of Global Debate (AGD) is an organization for international students and native English speakers to compete in debate. AGD believes that interscholastic competitive debate is universally valuable because it promotes self-expression, cultural understanding, academic exchange, and critical thinking. AGD is committed to connecting high school-level debate organizations across the world and helps overcome social, economic, and institutional barriers to debate access. AGD empowers local students to compete in debate, both by supporting existing debate competitions across the world and by organizing new debate tournaments in partnership with local community leaders.
The China Organization For Developing Engineers
The China Organization for Developing Engineers (CODE) is a national league for robotics and computer science in China. We believe that interscholastic competition in the S.T.E.M. fields is an activity that provides students an outlet to explore their interests and talents in building technology for the future. Our leagues allows students to work together on projects that requires developing their hands on abilities while also mastering the technical elements of engineering professions. We offer training toolkits for teachers and training camps for students wishing to advance their skills.
Coach Connect is a proprietary online platform that connects students with debate instructors. Coach Connect works with top debate instructors across the world, who specialize in a variety of debate formats. Students often struggle to find qualified debate instructors, so Coach Connect hires world-class instructors and tailors debate curriculum to fit the needs of the student.
Horizon Academic is a trimester-long online research program for extraordinary high school students to refine their interest in an academic subject by developing a college-level research project under the individualized guidance of a professor from a globally renowned university, allowing them to stand out in their future academic careers.
Horizon Academic involves a unique combination of small group classes (with an average class size of 4 and a maximum size of 6), individual office hours, writing clinics, and, of course, independent research.
Admission to Horizon Academic is competitive, with an average acceptance rate of 26% for the last academic year. Our admissions committee considers a variety of criteria in our decision to accept, waitlist, or decline a candidate, including the applicant’s demonstrated interest in the subject which they wish to study, accomplishments outside of the classroom (eg. extracurricular activities, internships, or service work), performance in traditional school coursework, the candidate’s letter of recommendation, and the candidate’s oral interview.